Tag: addiction

Stark increase in opioid-related admissions, deaths in US ICUs

Since 2009, hospital intensive care units (ICUs) in the USA have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths. This is a finding...

US Veterans Affairs Opioid Safety Initiative shown to reduce opioid prescriptions

Fewer veterans received prescriptions for risky dosages of opioid painkillers after a USA-wide initiative took aim at reducing high doses and potentially dangerous drug...

AMA president issues opioid epidemic guidance US physicians

The president of the American Medical Association—Steven J Stack—has issued an open letter to US physicians about the country’s opioid epidemic. Entitled, “Confronting a crisis:...